France and the UK have signed a GBP146 million (US$182 million) contract with MBDA to upgrade their Storm Shadow/SCALP EG long-range air-launched cruise missiles. Under the contract, MBDA will refurbish the UKs Storm Shadow and Frances SCALP missiles
Indias Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thales to assess the opportunity for the transfer of technology of the STARStreak missile capability to India with the support of United Kingdom (UK). The MoU was signed in the presence of Ms Harriet Baldwin, MP, Minister for Defence...
The air defense missile systems – S-400, S-500 and ‘Vityaz will get an upgrade with new Tuf-MA and Tuf-M2 communication systems, currently being developed by the Russian air defense. The new system will have the possibility of high-frequency tuning for electronic reconnaissance, equipping the defense missiles systems with a higher potential...
Indian Larsen and Toubro and European MBDA have entered in a joint venture for the development of fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) in India. L&T will own 51%in the JV;L&T MBDA Missile Systems
China has offered its AR-2 short range air to surface missile (SR-ASM) for sale as an anti-terrorism weapon hoping to grab market share from the US-made AGM-114 Hellfire which has been the weapon of choice for precision attacks against terrorists. “New, short-range AR-2 is perfect for mounting on drones in anti-terrorism...
North Korea, India and Pakistan launched a total of about 37, some capable of carrying nuclear weapons in 2016 making it one the busiest years for medium-to-long-range missile tests in recent memory. North Korea reportedly carried out about 25 medium to long range missile test launches of which just one was claimed as a success by Pyongyang
Iranian lawmakers have approved a bill on Monday obliging the countrys administration to strengthen the countrys defense power by producing more missiles and also through various other means. During an open session of the parliament on Monday morning, the legislation was passed with 173 votes in favor, 10 votes against and 6 abstentions
Pakistan on Monday test fired a Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur-3 capable of carrying a nuclear warhead from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. The missile, with a range of 450 kilometers, was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and it has hit its target with precise accuracy
India is contemplating testing its longest range submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile that can deliver nuclear warhead from 3,500 km away. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning to conduct the test from an undersea platform in the Bay of Bengal by month-end,
US Navy has test-fired Raytheon developed two Standard Missile-6 Dual I guided missiles, intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight. The SM-6 is the new Sea-Based Terminal variant of the company's versatile missile portfolio
Taiwan on Wednesday has test fired its indigenous Tien Kung anti-ballistic missile system amid heightened tensions with Beijing. The missile was tested during a three-day live-fire exercise off the coast of eastern Taiwan to test its air defense capabilities,
A new air force study warns about the possibilities of US becoming vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia. Experts for the Air Force Studies Board at the National Academies of Science say that the federal republic country is falling behind in the technology race to develop defensive and offensive high-speed maneuvering arms